It seems that the “superstar” Rajini shaved his head for some scenes in Sivaji. The tonsured look makes him look like a don. The beard, it seems, resembles the Baasha look, though I vaguely remember him with the same beard in Baasha.
Many scenes were shot in Pune, in fact, in the same building where amdocs is. The name of the building was changed to Sivaji University. Many of my colleagues in amdocs, Pune had an opportunity to meet many members of the cast including director shankar and manivannan. Unfortunately, none of the photos with rajini in them have come out clearly. All the clear photos i have are photos of amdocs employees with manivannan, shankar and few other prominent cast members.
Update: Many pictures of Rajini
from the movei Sivaji have been released and can be viewed here
. Go here
for the complete transcript of director Shankar’s interview to SUN TV.